What Is Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)?

What is DVT? DVT stands for deep vein thrombosis and occurs when a blood clot develops in a deep vein, and if it breaks loose it is called an embolus.

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What is DVT? DVT stands for deep vein thrombosis and occurs when a blood clot develops in a deep vein, and if it breaks loose it is called an embolus. An embolus is dangerous because this can travel to the heart and lead to a pulmonary embolism. In this video, Dr. Preeti Parikh explains this dangerous occurrence as well as how the circulatory system works in general.